2012 Kids' Choice Awards
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Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards were held on March 31, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET in Los Angeles, California in the United States, where the winners received an orange-colored blimp trophy. Big Help Award winner Taylor Swift received a special silver-colored blimp from First Lady Michelle Obama. The complete list of nominees for the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards was released on January 11, 2012, leading up to the release of Men in Black 3 on May 25, 2012. The event was hosted by MIB 3 star Will Smith, who with ten KCA blimps has won the most awards in previous telecasts. A record-breaking 223 million votes for favorites in 20 categories were cast during this year's voting period, up 11% over last year's votes.
|25th Kids' Choice Awards|
|Date||March 31, 2012|
|Location||USC Galen Center, University Park, Los Angeles|
|Hosted by||Will Smith
Tom Kenny (announcer)
|Runtime||90 minutes (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)|
|Produced by||Bob Bain
|Directed by||Joe DeMaio|
The rating was 6.162 million viewers, leading all cable programs for the week ending April 1, 2012.
Presenters, performers, and stunts
All of the nominations were released on February 16, 2012. Winners are highlighted in Bold text.
Events within the show
In a pre-show promo, Smith slimed Victoria Justice, Daniel Radcliffe, and Shaun White; Will Smith engaged in a slime fight with Cameron Diaz. In a special during the show music video, Big Time Rush was slimed during the video in the audience.
During the show:
Favourite Asian Act
Favorite Brazilian Artist
Favorite Latin Artist
The UK had seven unique categories this year including Favorite UK Band, Favorite UK TV Show and more.